Editorial

Dear Hélice Readers
A warm welcome to the December 2018 issue of Hélice!
This issue of Hélice is devoted to three Triple Helix Association’s events.
The first is a call for papers for the upcoming XVII International Triple Helix Conference in 2019 in South Africa. The Conference, with the main theme ‘Triple Helix – a Catalyst for Change’, will be held in Cape Town on 9-11 September 2019. The call for papers seeks to connect the Triple Helix with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs – Agenda 2030), and the AU Agenda 2063. Exploring this connection will be a major outcome and follow up of the 2019 conference. Please see this issue and visit www.triple-helix.co.za for more details.
Secondly, we present our readers the impressions of the II International Triple Helix Summit which took place on 10-13 November 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with the main theme ‘The Role of Government, Academia, and Industry in Building Innovation-Based Cities and Nations’. An extensive description of the event providing us with a powerful insight was prepared by Aline Araujo Perini and Rabii Outamha.
Finally, Michele Coletti delivers highlights from the XVI International Triple Helix Conference in Manchester, UK, on 5-8 September 2018. Almost three hundred delegates from forty countries participated in the Conference and a glimpse of the breadth and depth of this event can be seen in the book of abstracts: http://thc2018.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/THC-Abstract-Book-final.pdf.
This issue of Hélice also introduces interviews as a new publication format. Here we present interviews prepared by Irina Pavlova with our three winners of the Early Career Researcher Best Paper Award from the Manchester Conference to share the intellectual contributions of the winners to triple helix studies. We decided to join questions for the winners in four sections highlighting engagement of various institutional actors in Triple Helix cooperation.
One more interview is in a brand new section of Hélice ‘Young Professionals’ by Tatiana Pospelova. Each issue will feature work carried out by a member of the Triple Helix Association who is a young professional, that will show the way to future attainment, and act as a beacon that will shine on future developments and highlight the path for future success. We hope that you will enjoy reading these more engaging aarticles about our growing Triple Helix community.
In President’s Corner, Henry Etzkowitz talks about a new wave of concentration forming a “mega-oligopoly” that cross cuts and subsumes existing and emerging innovation fields, potentially repealing the law of creative destruction. The early twenty-first century version is not intra-industry, with a few large firms controlling each industry, but rather cross cuts the gamut of established and emerging high technologies.
We would like to congratulate Henry Etzkowitz and Loet Leydesdorff as the authors of one the most downloaded papers of SSRN ‘The Triple Helix – University-Industry-Government Relations: a Laboratory for Knowledge Based Economic Development’.
We have selected a diverse list of publications in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, European Planning Studies, Industry and Higher Education, Advances in Complex systems and so on. We also provide a variety of call for papers and contributions: (1) an edited book on triple helixising innovation systems from Thematic Research Group on National Innovation Systems and Models; (2) an upcoming topical collection of Triple Helix Journal «Triple Helix Futures» (working title); and (3) a special issue of Sustainability with Yuzhuo Cai as its editor..
As Editors, we appreciate your interest in the Hélice Magazine, and invite you to publish articles or submit new items for publication in Hélice. We encourage our regional chapters to look into specific potential contributors from university-industry-government community and the topics which could be potentially interesting and useful for them.
For further information, please contact Liana Kobzeva (Editor in Chief) at *email address protected*, or Sheila Forbes (Managing Editor) at *email address protected*. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Liana Kobzeva
(Editor in Chief)
*email address protected*
December 2018

 

 

 

Cover: Contributed by Sheila Forbes.
Triple Vase. Many of these have been found in Britain and may have had a ritual function connected with triads of deities such as the mother goddesses (from Botchergae, Carlisle, England, United Kingdom)

Published by the Triple Helix Association  –  ISSN 2281-4515

 

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